|cabout 280 pounds, had the run of the park and feasted on bananas and apples, zoo officals said.|
But the bid for freedom by the 24-year-old “gentle giant” was ended after about 60 minutes by a tranquilizer dart and minutes later she fell asleep in a nearby men’s room. No-one was hurt or injured in the incident.
|A man was sentenced last week to two years in prison for faking his death three times to beat drunk driving charges.|
Peter C. Gentry was first arrested in 1991, but an official looking death certificate sent to authorities said he had died in a Los Angeles auto crash, and the case was dismissed.
In 1994, he was arrested again and sent in another death certificate.
A year later, Gentry was again arrested and supposedly died this time of "denzor hemorrhagic fever" in Africa.
There is no such disease.
|Robert Shovestall, 37, shot himself while explaining gun safety to his wife in Glendale, CA, when he placed a .45-caliber pistol he thought was unloaded under his chin and pulled the trigger.|
Shovestall`s wife told police that the incident occurred after her complaints about her husband`s 70 guns prompted him to demonstrate to her they were safe.
|New York City - Mohammad Rahman, 36, Brooklyn, racked up three accidents on his second day on a new job as a new cab driver.|
It all started at 9 a.m. when, cops say, he rammed into a parked car. Rahman said the car rammed into his cab, he even called police to report the accident.
An hour later, Rahman said he paused for a light. He got nervous, though, when the light changed and that cars started to honk while he waited for pedestrians to clear the crosswalk.
"I got confused, and my feet just slipped from the brake to the accelerator," Rhaman said. That`s when he struck a 22-year-old man from New Jersey.
When police showed up and began converging on his cab, Rahman ran into another car. Cops said he was leaving the scene, but he said he was only trying to park his taxi so it wouldn`t block traffic. Rahman is looking for another line of work.